Norfork Lake fishing and lake conditions by Scuba Steve from Blackburns Resort and Boat rental (click here for comments)

The lake level is 554.85 and has dropped 2-1/2 inches in the last 24-hours. They generated most of the time but took a few hours off. Should be on all the time. The ambient temperature was 41 degrees and the surface temperature was 44.1 degrees on the main lake when I went out. The wind was from the west and fishing was better than the day before. I caught 8 keeper fish including 4 crappie and 4 bass. One of the bass was about three pounds but no other big fish. They were all caught casting the grub over brush and letting it sink. The same method that did not work on Tuesday. This is the last of the cool days and it will be lucky to get to 30. The temperature is to start rising tomorrow and go from the mid 40's to mid 60's for the next week. We will see how this affects fishing. Bink and Tom Kelly also caught some good ones. Both of them are using the 1/2 ounce spoon. I am having trouble catching fish during the middle of the day and am catching most of them from 5:PM until dark when the wind drops. They start biting right when I start thinking of giving up. The longer the high pressure holds up the fishing gets better until the cold front. After the cold front and the start of the high pressure has been tough for me. I am not sure how it affects open water fishing but I am not seeing many of them out there. They do not write reports when they do not catch anything.